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dc.contributor.authorLal, Padmaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLim-Applegate, Hazelen_US
dc.contributor.authorReddy, Mahendraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-20T15:54:33Z
dc.date.available2007-11-20T15:54:33Z
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/21953
dc.descriptioniii, 35 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractSince 1997, the agricultural leases on Native land, issued under the 1976 Agricultural and Landlord Tenants Act (ALTA), began to expire. The sugar industry is the main commodity export earner for Fiji, directly contributing about 22% of the national GDP and supporting over 25% of the country’s active labor force. Fiji exports 80% of its sugar production, earning on average of $250-300 million in foreign exchange annually. Several options have been suggested, including: non-renewal of leases, with the land reverting to Fijian owners; renewal of ALTA but with land rents pegged to the gross value of production instead of the unimproved capital value; sharecropping and contract wage arrangements; and abolishment of lease arrangement under ALTA with leases to be issued under an institutional arrangement guided by the Native Lands Trust Act (NLTA).en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherLand Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madisonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper, no. 46en_US
dc.subjectLand tenure Government policy Fijien_US
dc.subjectLandlord and tenant Fijien_US
dc.subjectLand tenure Economic aspects Fijien_US
dc.subjectAgricultural laws and legislation Fijien_US
dc.subjectLeases Fijien_US
dc.subjectSugar trade Fijien_US
dc.subjectSugarcane industry Economic aspects Fijien_US
dc.titleALTA or NTLA : what's in the name? : land tenure dilemma and the Fiji sugar industryen_US
dc.typeWorking paperen_US


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